SUVs & Trucks

2017 GMC Acadia — Redesigned and Lighter SUV with More Power

The next-generation GMC Acadia was caught doing early testing, but the heavy camouflaged vehicle didn’t give us a single clue of the future styling. Still, this did not stop us to find out some hot details that will adorn this popular full-size crossover. According to the rumors, the SUV will arrive sometime in 2016 as a 2017 GMC Acadia, and moreover it will be revamped to the last detail. This makeover includes a complete redesign of the exterior and interior, as well as the all-new platform, engines and transmission.

2017 GMC Acadia: New Platform, Lighter Body and a New Engine

The new and adaptable “Chi” configuration has been already tested on the next Cadillac SRX/XT5, so we believe it will also underpin the 2017 GMC Acadia. Except, it is stretchable, the (C1XX) Chi platform will also have an impact on the weight. The next-gen Acadia will arrive pretty lighter, which will instantly change (improve) fuel economy numbers. However, expect of the lighter body, the crossover will improve the current performance with a new twin-turbocharged V6 engine, and with long-awaited GM’s new nine-speed automatic transmission. Except of the new engine, the vehicle will be offered with a current, yet boosted 3.6-liter V6 and possibly with a four-cylinder unit.

2017 GMC Acadia: Redesigned Exterior and Some New Systems Inside

As we already said, the exterior styling is fully camouflaged, but regardless of the fact, we have found out some exclusive details. The front end will be noticeably redesigned, so the hood should be more streamlined, while the new grille seems lowered than before. The 2017 Acadia will also get the vertical LED running light styling, and totally reshaped rear end. The interior design should be also fresh and new, and the crossover will offer some new systems like a new OnStar, Tremendous Cruise control, 4G LTE connectivity, restyled dash and better safety features.

2017 Acadia: Arrival and Price

It is not official information, but some reports say that the 2017 GMC Acadia should be introduced in summer 2016, while it will hit the showrooms in early 2017. The price is unknown at the moment.